We offer yoga and massage therapies for assisting one to acheive centering and peace for your own personel needs. Join us for weekly yoga classes or schedule private massage or yoga sessions for additional guidance and assistance. We look forward to sharing our love of healing mind, body and spirit with you.
At Yoga Shelter, you won't hear esoteric chants echoing through the halls or meditation music reverberating from rock-shaped speakers. That's because founder Eric Paskel wants to make yoga accessible for all students, whether they're searching for inner peace or a more toned bod. Contemporary and classic music accompanies classes that range from Yoga Rocks, which focuses on sequenced postures, to classes like Xflowsion, a combination of yoga, martial arts, and dance that can be repeated at home or at your boss's wedding reception. There is no hierarchy of classes; each 60- to 75-minute session is open to all skill levels. As Paskel himself puts it on his about page, “What's different about us is that we admit we have issues, we know we have work to do—if you can relate to that, you'll love this place.”
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
When John Antone founded Axis Music Academy and started developing his proprietary teaching method, the academy was a cramped four-studio Southfield office where he gave guitar lessons. Sixteen years later, Axis has blossomed into a quartet of spacious, well-lit facilities that have one specialty in common: turn individual musicians into bands. Supplied with 12 private studios and all necessary instruments and gear, students get to set their own goals and chart their own course to learning, composing, and recording music. Whether that journey starts with them working through their favorite song on the guitar or stubbornly trying to play the tuba with their ear, the teaching staff helps them reach their goals using the full benefit of their expertise. Budding virtuosos can then combine their strengths during a slate of rock bands, glee clubs, and other group activities.
Axis Music Academy is also currently Michigan’s only Apple-authorized training center, which saves prospective producers a trip out of state if they want to get certified and tested in industry-standard recording software such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Abelson, and Final Cut—all taught using a brand-new suite of computer stations and the industry-insider techniques of Charlie Grover, the former drummer of gold-certified rock band Sponge.
Lessons rarely stay confined to the classroom, since Axis lines up opportunities for students to show off what they've learned onstage at local venues, sports games, and even on air during the morning news. It also stays active in the Detroit-area community by participating in Wish Upon a Teen and other programs.
Helmed by a cadre of patient creatives, ArtCenter for Creative Study seeks to bolster the creativity and imagination of artists young and old. Summer camps for middle-school students foster ingenuity, teaching techniques for creating expressive paintings, composing mixed-media collages, and making papier mâché molds of the family goldfish. Classes for adults home in on techniques for drawing, upholstering, and painting furniture, and portfolio-centered classes for high-school students focus on polishing college applications.
Paint Party Royal Oak's artist instructors guide the canvas curious through the step-by-step process of creating painted masterpieces during two-hour classes. As each cadre of creators settles in, artisans dole out aprons, 16"x20" canvases, brushes, and acrylic paints before acquainting students with the day’s featured painting which can be viewed in the event calendar online, including such classic subjects as the vase of flowers, winter trees, or monocled brontosaurus. Next, masters demonstrate each brush stroke, and guests are welcome to bring snacks or their favorite bottle of wine to feed grumbling stomachs or demanding muses while they work.